CSUN COVID-19 Resources
CSUN COVID-19 Support - Details and Services
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) offers support services for a variety of reasons. These needs can be from temporary (short-term) injuries or illness, or long-term support needs.
People recovering from COVID-19 might have current issues with focus, memory, processing or planning that are impacting their daily lives and academic work. Some students with temporary accommodations have asked for more time to take tests, or a quiet room in which to take exams and tests. Other students may need other support services based on anxiety, depression, mental and physical fatigue levels or other symptoms. Intake staff can help you understand the path to get the help you need.
Finding Care - and Self-Care
COVID-19 - LA - Testing and Resources
What is Brain Fog?
People use the term "Brain Fog" to describe a range of issues with thinking, memory, processing speed and focus.
Symptoms - Each person's experience of Brain Fog is different. They could be describing cloudy thinking, difficulty making decisions, or problems finding the right word or names in conversation. The person can experience this "fog" many times during the day, or only once in a while. It can also be more challenging when other "stressors" happen, such as during exams, emotional situations, or when we don't get enough sleep, water, exercise or other brain support.
Causes - These thinking or cognitive issues can happen connected with illnesses like COVID-19 or other recoveries from concussions, strokes, cancer and other long-term illnesses. Anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, depression and other ongoing experiences can make Brain Fog worse, or more frustrating and challenging.
How to Cope with Brain Fog.
How it impacts our lives: Again, there is a range of experiences, from mildly frustrating to impacting everything a person is trying to do. Brain Fog and other cognitive issues can impact our confidence, our academic and professional work, our connections with others and our overall health. When daily tasks and conversations are more difficult, it can drain us emotionally, and impact our sense of ourselves and resilience.
Do I have Long Covid?
FB and Discussion Groups
Long COVID or Long-Haul Groups
Long-Haul COVID Fighters